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Sunday, November 14, 1999 Published at 09:31 GMT


UK: Scotland

Services honour war dead

A service will be held in George Square

The last services of remembrance this century have been taking place across Scotland.

The ceremonies were even more poignant than usual, marking the last remembrance day of a century which saw millions of British and Commonwealth soldiers give up their lives in action.

In Glasgow, a service was held at the Cenotaph in George Square.

The minister of Glasgow Cathedral, the Very Rev Dr William Morris led the proceedings.

Many people gathered there to observe a two minute silence at the 11th hour.

Lord Provost Alex Mosson, as Lord Lieutenant of the city, laid a wreath on the stone of remembrance in the name of the citizens of Glasgow.

The guard of honour was formed by Royal Air Force personnel.

The day of commemoration began with a procession at around 1050 GMT.

Prior to the service, there was a ceremony in the City Chambers at the Nurses Lamp in commemoration of the nurses who died in service during the two world wars.

In Edinburgh Sir David Steel, the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, laid a wreath at the city's war memorial.





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